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RATINGS: 945   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Formerly known as Hop Notch. Wonderful complex flavos, like no other, simply a great tasting IPA. It’s balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SCF01 (3) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
Really on the fence on this one, but to be fair, it is over a month past the bottle’s ’best before’ date so that might have something to do with it. As it stands, this brew is just too malty sweet for my liking. It has a pleasant aftertaste, but man, its like choking down syrup to get there. Promising enough that I’d try it again if I can find a fresh one, otherwise, no.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OysterMonkey (14) - - OCT 14, 2013
Thick foam with great retention, coppery and just slightly cloudy. Citrus and pine smell with a little sweetness. Beautifully balanced. Bitter and hoppy on the front end but with a solid malt core to hold it together. Light and smooth. Not overcarbonated. Really well done. Excellent overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Tap at Owl Farm. Slightly hazy golden pour. The nose is quite bright and fresh. Citrus and a bit of fruit. Bright and fairly resinous. Some orange marmalade and a touch of Spice retro nasally. Nice IPA

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapsShenanigan (15) - - OCT 12, 2013
Not a big new Belgium fan, 1554 was great and just getting into imperial IPAs so I thought I'd give her a try. Overall, an easy to drink beer with nice depthop the top without too much bitter aftertaste. For a cheaper six pack(6.49) I definitely recommend. Cheers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjpeterson812 (61) - Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Poured from bottle into Crate and Barrel craft beer glass. Hazy amber orange with big fluffy off white head. LOTS of lacing. Big hoppy pine citrus aroma. Taste is sweet and juicy with plenty of hop and malt. Finish is long lingering bitter grapefruit. Very easy to drink. So smooth for a 7+ ABV. Plenty of carbonation. One of my favorite IPA’s to date.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1702) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Poured a finger and half of head on a hazy, dark straw colored body. The aroma is a nice orange and mandarin smell. The taste is moderate to strong pine and grapefruit bitterness throughout with a nice orange sweetness balancing it out. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquilo (591) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Clear golden bronze color with a lovely frothy head. Very fragrant floral aroma with notes of blood orange and honey. Crisp bitter flavor. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Best IPA I’ve had in ages.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cpalmisano (14) - - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle: Appearance: golden amber. Fluffy white head. Some lacing. Aroma: subtle piney-ness Taste: harsh bitterness in the back of the mouth. Not my favorite blend of hops. Palate: dry finish. Thin mouth feel. Nice effervescence from the carbonation. Not my favorite IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpongeRuiner (948) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Thanks to tectactoe for splitting this one. A nice citrus note. Dont remember it in detail. Transferring from beer advocate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sathorael (153) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours medium orange/amber with small offwhite head and thin lacing. Aromas of bready malt, citrus, pine and a little toffee. Taste is juicy and sweet to start quickly growing into a citrus bite with earthy hops. Finish is dry.


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